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Description: Grand Convention at Philadelphia, May to September, 1787, Quill Project 2016 Edition.

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94 resource(s)

The PDF scans of the 1911 publication, The Records of the Federal Convention of 1787, edited by Max Farrand (New Haven: Yale University Press)

88 resource(s)

The ConSource.org edition of Madison's Notes and other papers.

80 resource(s)

In 1819 John Quincy Adams oversaw a printed publication of the Journal of the Convention. This collection holds links to the Archive.org copy.

84 resource(s)

In 1819 John Quincy Adams oversaw a printed publication of the Journal of the Convention.

This is a manuscript copy of the journal from that time, a draft of what was published.

85 resource(s)

This collection holds links to the Library of Congress scan of its microfilm photographs of Madison's personal record recording the work of the Constitutional Convention.

26 resource(s)

Links to relevant records at e-enlightenment.com

8 resource(s)

Constitutional History in the news and in scholarship, and news about the Quill platform and the Negotiated Texts Network.

11 resource(s)

A collection of news items related to the Quill project.

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Forthcoming events being organized by the Quill project.

3 resource(s)

William B. Ewald, Professor of Law and Philosophy, University of Pennsylvania Law School

25 resource(s)

A collection of primary source material detailing the state of the convention between 14 and 25 May, 1787. People include George Washington, James Madison, Thomas Jefferson, Benjamin Franklin, Richard Price, Thomas Jordan, Arthur Lee, John Dickinson, George Mason, Rufus King, Jeremiah Wadsworth, and George Read.

21 resource(s)

A collection of handwritten primary source material pertaining to the deliberations of the Committee of Detail. People include John Jay, George Washington, Richard Caswell, R.D. Spaight, Alexander Martin, James Monroe, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, and James McClurg.

5 resource(s)

A collection of printed primary source material pertaining to drafts of the Constitution between August and September, 1787. This collection includes printed drafts with handwritten annotations produced by the convention; for handwritten drafts by the Committee of Detail, see "The Meeting of the Committee of Detail" resource collection.

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News items from the Center for Constitutional Studies at Utah Valley University.

8 resource(s)

When arranging the Records of the Constitutional Convention, Max Farrand established a numerical sequence for documents relating to the committee of detail from I to IX. However, when the Historical Society of Pennsylvania digitized some of their Wilson papers, they did not conform to the sequence established by Farrand and retained by scholars such as William Ewald. Due to the complicated textual nature of this digital collection, it is necessary to break this "draft" of the constitution into its constituent parts as identified by Farrand and Ewald, while making clear the fact that it is digitized as an integrated whole.

86 resource(s)

This collection holds links to images of the Library of Congress copy of Madison's Notes. These colour images were newly available in 2018.

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Issues highlighted by the 2016 editorial team.

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Quill 2016 Edition

Advising the President


Lindsay Chervinsky

8 comment(s)

Lindsay Chervinsky on the President's Cabinet

The Creation of the Electoral College


N. P. Cole, Grace Mallon and Kat Howarth

29 comment(s)

A collection highlighting important moments in the debate over how a President should be chosen for the United States.

8 comment(s)

The Convention debates whether officials should be removable by impeachment, and if so how.

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Knowledge of the Constitutional Convention during the nineteenth century was partial and contingent on the publication of various accounts and journals, not all of them accurate or honest.